East Sussex, United Kingdom
Pala believes in creating a sustainable future for the good of humanity and the planet. As a brand driven by purpose, our mission is to produce high quality, long-lasting eyewear that minimises impact on the planet and maximises positive social on people. We work with small family run business in Italy to produce our sunglasses. We use the very best materials only used bio-acetate (100% biodegradable) for our frames and more eco-friendly lenses (39% renewable source). We are able to produce in small batches, avoiding issues around overstock and enabling us to be nimble and easy to collaborate with on custom collections. Pala was founded on a mission ‘to see the world better’ encapsulating the B Corp values of a better outcome for ‘people and planet.’ We unite our sales to grants to vision centres, dispensaries and screening programmes across Africa totalling over £43,000 to date. We work with a Ghanaian NGO to support female weaving communities in Bolgatanga that make our unique recycled sunglasses cases. If you have any questions, then please do contact us - we would love to hear from you.
Overall B Impact Score
Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.
The Governance Impact Area evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social and environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.
The Community Impact Area evaluates a company's engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity, and inclusion; economic impact; civic engagement; charitable giving; and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.
The Environment Impact Area evaluates a company's overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company's operations and, when applicable, its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.
The Customers Impact Area evaluates a company's stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts and media products, serving underserved customers or clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.